The Gordon Research Seminar on Chromosome Dynamics is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.
The focus of this meeting is to provide a collegial atmosphere for young scientists to discuss unpublished work on mechanistic aspects of bacterial, archaeal and eukaryotic genome organization. The meeting will cover a wide range of topics in chromosome biology, including DNA architecture, recombination, replication, repair, segregation and transcription.
This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Chromosome Dynamics" Gordon Research Conference (GRC)
. Refer to the associated GRC program page
for more information.
|1:30 pm - 4:30 pm||Arrival and Check-in|
|3:00 pm - 3:15 pm||Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair|
|3:15 pm - 4:00 pm||Keynote Presentation: Meiotic Recombination|
|Discussion Leader: Julie Cooper (Cancer Research UK London Research Institute, United Kingdom)|
|3:15 pm - 3:45 pm||Scott Keeney (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center)
"Controlling the number and location of meiotic double-strand breaks"
|3:45 pm - 4:00 pm||Discussion|
|4:00 pm - 5:30 pm||Poster Session I|
|5:30 pm - 7:30 pm||Chromosomal Organization and Interactions|
|Discussion Leaders: Frank Uhlmann (Cancer Research UK London Research Institute, United Kingdom) and Anna Sliva (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine)|
|5:30 pm - 5:50 pm||Karl Duderstadt (University of Groningen, Netherlands)
"Single replication machines at work: the coordination of daughter strand synthesis"
|5:50 pm - 6:00 pm||Discussion|
|6:00 pm - 6:20 pm||Shigeki Nagai (Stanford University School of Medicine) |
"Transcribing native chromatin in vitro"
|6:20 pm - 6:30 pm||Discussion|
|6:30 pm - 6:50 pm||Alexander Benke (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)
"Super-resolution microscopy reveals sub-diffraction higher-order chromatin organization and dynamics in living cells"
|6:50 pm - 7:00 pm||Discussion|
|7:00 pm - 7:20 pm||Morten Kjos (University of Groningen, Netherlands)
"Passive and active mechanisms drive chromosome segregation in Streptococcus pneumoniae"
|7:20 pm - 7:30 pm||Discussion|
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Breakfast|
|9:00 am - 11:00 am||Meiotic Chromosomes|
|Discussion Leaders: Bodo Stern (Harvard FAS Center for Systems Biology) and Karl Duderstadt (University of Groningen, Netherlands) |
|9:00 am - 9:20 am||Ofer Rog (University of California, Berkeley/Howard Hughes Medical Institute)
"In vivo visualization of chromosome synapsis in C. elegans"
|9:20 am - 9:30 am||Discussion|
|9:30 am - 9:50 am||Kimberly Collins (Stowers Institute For Medical Research)
"Corolla encodes a central element protein within the Drosophila Synaptonemal Complex"
|9:50 am - 10:00 am||Discussion|
|10:00 am - 10:20 am||Alfonso Fernandez-Alvarez (Cancer Research UK London Research Institute, United Kingdom)
"The telomere bouquet controls SUN-domain protein accumulation and centrosome activity during meiosis"
|10:20 am - 10:30 am||Discussion|
|10:30 am - 10:50 am||Sarah Zanders (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center)
"How to cheat at sex and win: meiotic drive in fission yeast"
|10:50 am - 11:00 am||Discussion|
|11:00 am - 12:30 pm||Poster Session II|
|Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am|
|1:30 pm - 2:45 pm||Perspectives on Science Careers|
|Discussion Leader: Scott Keeney (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center)|
|1:30 pm - 1:50 pm||Julie Cooper (Cancer Research UK London Research Institute, United Kingdom)
"Careers in Academia"
|1:50 pm - 2:10 pm||Bodo Stern (Harvard FAS Center for Systems Biology)
"Careers in Science Publishing"
|2:10 pm - 2:45 pm||Discussion|
|2:45 pm - 3:00 pm||Evaluation Period|
|Fill out GRS Evaluation Forms|
|3:00 pm||Gordon Research Seminar ends. For those attending the associated Gordon Research Conference, please check in at the GRC Office beginning at 4:00 pm.|